5 Signs Your Resume Is Outdated

The workplace is not what it was five years ago. Neither is the job hunt.

The most successful candidates are those who are ready and willing to adapt to a changing landscape. But it doesn’t matter how ready you are for the modern workplace if your resumé’s straight out of 1994.

And sometimes, it’s the most minute details that make all the difference.

Does your resumé speak to the modern hiring manager? Or does it need a serious makeover?
Your resumé might be outdated if…

#1: You’ve forced it to fit onto one page

You’ve reduced your font size to eight, eliminated margins altogether and left out key information about yourself, all to conform to that age-old “one page resumé” rule. Big mistake. After all, would a recent college grad really need the same amount of resumé real estate as someone who’s been in the workforce for 20 years? Of course not. Don’t get me wrong: Your resumé should be concise. Recruiters are busy people – they don’t have time or the patience for long-winded career chronologies. But if your experience warrants two pages, by all means, don’t limit yourself to one.

#2: You list an objective

Of course you’re looking to gain more experience in the field/sector/type of company to which you’re applying. Your interest in the job implies that. Do you really need to say it at the very top of your resumé?

At this point in the selection process, hiring managers are far more interested in what you can do for them than what they can do for you.

If you want to explain why you’re applying for the job, say so in your cover letter. Resumé space is far too valuable to waste on information that is both redundant and inconsequential.

#4: You attach it to your email as a Word document

While you’re unlikely to be penalized for emailing a Word document, there’s a lot to be said for converting it to a PDF before sending.

A PDF document just looks neater. And even if you’ve gone crazy with the formatting, it will show up correctly on the hiring manager’s computer no matter what their settings, Word version, or font inventory. Besides, do you really want those squiggly red lines showing up under your former company’s name?

Stick to PDF. It’s the only surefire way to display your resumé exactly as you intended it.

#5: You list every job you’ve ever had in chronological order

In the olden days, the person with the most experience got the job.

Nowadays, the person who’s most talented, has the most relevant skill set, and has proven to be most valuable to his or her former employers gets the job.

If you want to be that person, make sure your resumé says so. Only list that jobs that are relevant to the one you're applying for, don't add up to the list just to fill up the save. Expand on the jobs that are relevant. Focus on measurable achievements in each role as opposed to a play-by-play of your daily responsibilities.

Source: Inside Tech

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This was sent to me via email by my friend.
This handbook is very useful in our everyday life.


  1. Drink plenty of water.
  2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
  3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants..
  4. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
  5. Make time to pray and read your Bible daily.
  6. Play more games .
  7. Read more books than you did in 2009 .
  8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
  9. Sleep for 7 hours.
  10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

  1. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  2. Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
  3. Don’t over do it. Keep your limits.
  4. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
  5. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
  6. Dream more while you are awake.
  7. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
  8. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
  9. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
  10. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
  11. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
  12. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
  13. Smile and laugh more
  14. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree…


  1. Call your family often.
  2. Each day give something good to others.
  3. Forgive everyone for everything..
  4. Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.
  5. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
  6. What other people think of you is none of your business.
  7. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.


  1. Do the right thing!
  2. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
  3. GOD heals everything.
  4. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
  5. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
  6. The best is yet to come..
  7. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
  8. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Last but not the least:
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1. Avoid Alzheimer’s A 2009 study found that people who drank three to five cups of coffee a day at midlife were 65 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer’s in their later years, compared to those who drank little or no coffee.

2. Curb Cancer Risk The antioxidant compounds in coffee may help prevent several types of cancer. In a Japanese study, women who drank three or more cups of coffee a day had half the risk of developing colon cancer, compared to those who didn’t drink coffee.

3. Defend Against Diabetes Drinking coffee lowered the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 60 percent in a 2006 study that included people at high risk for the disease.

4. Reduce Workout Pain A study of young women found that using caffeine before exercise can cut post-workout pain by nearly 50 percent. The caffeine in coffee may help by blocking the activity of a chemical called adenosine that activates pain receptors in cells.

5. Guard Against Gout Two studies from 2007 suggest that drinking coffee is protective against gout, a painful, arthritic condition of the joints (most commonly, the big toes). In one study, middle-aged and older men who drank four to five cups of coffee a day were 40 percent less likely to develop gout than those who abstained from the beverage.

6. Deter Death from Heart Disease A number of recent studies indicate that coffee drinkers have lower odds of dying from heart disease. For instance, a 2008 study concluded that women who drank two to three cups of coffee per day had a 25 percent lower risk of death from heart disease than those drinking less than a cup a month.

7. Preserve Your Memory Coffee may help to keep memory sharp, according to a pair of studies from 2007. In one study, older women who drank more than three cups of coffee a day experienced fewer declines over time on memory tests than those who drank one cup or less a day. Tea drinkers enjoyed similar benefits, so caffeine may be the beneficial component.

8. Protect Against Parkinson’s Several studies have linked coffee drinking with a lower risk of Parkinson’s disease. For instance, a 2007 study revealed that people who drank one to four cups of coffee a day cut their chances of developing the neurodegenerative disorder by nearly 50 percent. Scientists believe the caffeine in coffee may help defend against Parkinson’s by boosting levels of the brain chemical dopamine.

9. Sidestep Stones Coffee appears to reduce the risk of both gallstones and kidney stones. In a 2002 study, women who drank at least four cups of coffee a day were 25 percent less likely to need surgery for gallstones than nondrinkers were, and an earlier study showed that coffee drinking lowered gallstone risk in men.

10. Say No to Stroke In a 2009 study, women who drank four or more cups of coffee a day had a 20 percent lower risk of stroke, compared to those who had less than one cup a month.

(source: divinecaroline.com)

more about coffee: Coffee: The New 'Miracle' Health Drink
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  1. You’re like an exothermic reaction, you spread your hotness everywhere.
  2. I wish I was your derivative so I could lie tangent to your curves.
  3. You’re like a dictionary, you add meaning to my life.
  4. If I was an enzyme, I’d be helicase so I could unzip your genes.
  5. I’m attracted to you so strongly, scientists will have to develop a fifth fundamental force.
  6. Baby, you overclock my processor.
  7. Be my queen and mate me with your knight moves.
  8. Baby, you make my floppy disk turn into a hard drive.
  9. You make me want to calibrate my joystick without the latest drivers.
  10. You defragment my life.
  11. Do you think we can make it a step more serious and disable network sharing?
  12. You must be auxin, cause you are causing me to have rapid stem elongation.
  13. Baby, let me find your nth term.
  14. I don’t have a library card, but do you mind if I check you out?
  15. Baby I’ll treat you like my homework — I’ll slam you on the table and do you all night long.
  16. Hey baby, can I see what’s under your radical?
  17. If I were an integral, I’d fill you up.
  18. I’m a fermata… hold me
  19. I think my heart just lagged.
  20. I wish I were your second derivative so I could fill your concavities.
  21. Did you just combust? Because you’re HOT.
  22. By looking at you I can tell you’re 36-25-36, which by the way are all perfect squares.
  23. It doesn’t take a genius to see how gorgeous you are, but if it did, I would be overqualified.
  24. Baby, if you were words on a page, you’d be what they call FINE PRINT.
  25. What do you say we go back to my room and do some math: Add a bed, subtract our clothes, divide your legs, and multiply.
  26. Baby, you’re a 9.999999999, but you’d be a 10 if you were with me.
  27. Baby, every time I see you, my cardiovascular system gets all worked up.
  28. I wish I were adenine because then I could get paired with U.
  29. What’s your sine? It must be pi/2 because you’re the 1.
  30. If my right leg was Christmas and my left was Easter, would you like to spend some time between the holidays?
  31. You have nicer legs than an Isosceles right triangle.
  32. You’re so cute you make my zygomaticus muscles contract. (Muscles that make you smile.)
  33. When you and me get together it’s like superposition of 2 waves in phase.
  34. Want to meet up so I can excite your natural frequency?
  35. If I was sin^2 and you were cos^2 together we would be 1.
  36. You know, it’s not the length of the vector that counts. It’s how you apply the force.
  37. If I move my lips half the distance to yours, and then half again… and again… etc; would they ever meet? No? Well in this specific case I am going to disprove your assumption.
  38. Your name is Leslie? Look, I can spell your name on my calculator!
  39. If I was an endoplasmic reticulum, how would you want me: smooth or rough?
  40. I wish I was an Ion so I could form an exothermic bond with you.
  41. If my right leg is the cell wall and my left the membrane, do you want to be the cytoplasm?
  42. Our love is like dividing by zero… you cannot define it.
  43. Let’s meet somewhere… you bring your beaker and I’ll bring my stirring rod.
  44. Baby let me be your integral so I can be the area under your curves.
  45. Hey baby, what’s your tanx cosx?
  46. Let’s get together and test the spring potential of my mattress.
  47. Let’s discover our coefficient of friction.
  48. Baby, you’re so gneiss I’ll never take you for granite.
  49. I less than three you.
  50. I heard you’re sin because you’re always on top when we make tangent.
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